When fish are to be shipped into Great Britain you must make sure that all reasonable steps are taken to safeguard the health of the fish, including the following:
that the duration of the journey is as short as possible
that the vehicle is cleaned and disinfected before the journey starts
that the water is changed, if appropriate (but only at an approved water changing station). Contact the Fish Health Inspectorate based at CEFAS Weymouth for details of any approved station.
You must also ensure that no water escapes from the vehicle and that any consignment of live fish or their products is accompanied by information which:
identifies the consignment
enables the farm or place of origin to be traced
enables the consignment to be linked to a movement document covering the consignment.